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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory interior

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12433-Service File.jpg
Date
between 1868 and 1881
Abstract

Interior of Observatory dome of Vassar College with an equatorial telescope, steps, chair and double-doors.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory interior, 1889

Image
12444-Service File.jpg
Date
1889
Abstract

Interior of Observatory dome of Vassar College with an equatorial telescope and ladder. Also shows Maria Mitchell wearing a long, dark dress and shawl, seated on the left and Mary W. Whitney wearing a long, dark dress, leaning on a ladder on the right.

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